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Well that's because both keynotes heavily focused on the developer side of things. Which is a good thing.

Seeing eight technologies demonstrated that were demonstrated in another technology keynote almost a month ago earlier is a 'good thing'?

How so?
post #42 of 109
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Can someone please explain to me just what the **** these people are doing with Google Glass on their faces while watching the keynote, besides making some sort of douchebag statement? The thing can't even record a clip beyond a few seconds, so its not like theyre recording the keynote. I have no problem with devices like Google Glass when they have a real benefit to the user in that specific situation. But Glass evangelists are insistent on basically wearing them ALL THE TIME, for no fucking reason whatsoever. 

I'm surprised the presenters on stage were not wearing Glass the whole time. How else can they read tweets while in mid-sentence? Oh right, they are trying to concentrate and be polite.

But don't get me wrong, if only these things could be plugged into the cerebral cortex, future Google I/O conferences will just be a data download from the Borg Queen.

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post #43 of 109
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Seeing eight technologies demonstrated that were demonstrated in another technology keynote almost a month ago earlier is a 'good thing'?

How so?
I mean that these developer conference keynotes focussing on developers is a good thing.
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I'm surprised the presenters on stage were not wearing Glass the whole time. How else can they read tweets while in mid-sentence? Oh right, they are trying to concentrate and be polite.

But don't get me wrong, if only these things could be plugged into the cerebral cortex, future Google I/O conferences will just be a data download from the Borg Queen.
Sorry, she was de-fleshed unless you believe every Cube has a queen.
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Android L also comes with a new personal unlocking feature, which can allow users to bypass security mechanisms based on a variety of factors. For example, Android L might allow a user to unlock their phone because it knows they are located at home, or because it is connected to a trusted device like a Bluetooth smart watch.
 

This means your roommates can unlock your Android phone, computer or tablet when you sleep close by with a G-watch. Good one, Google.

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This means your roommates can unlock your Android phone, computer or tablet when you sleep close by with a G-watch. Good one, Google.

And how accurate is the geo-fencing. Do I have to be IN the house or within the tagged area of house (which extends in 3 dimensions past the physical structure).
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I love the smell of competition!! 

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Comes after K. You know, Lemon Merengue, Lemon Drop. L… 

 

Not too many candies that start with L that don’t end in -emon, huh.

 

The "L" stands for "Lard".

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post #49 of 109
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This means your roommates can unlock your Android phone, computer or tablet when you sleep close by with a G-watch. Good one, Google.

If you are a heavy sleeper, they could also press your finger to a TouchID sensor.

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Sorry, she was de-fleshed unless you believe every Cube has a queen.

I liked her better with flesh. 1wink.gif

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post #51 of 109
Razor thin sans serif fonts are so in right now.

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post #52 of 109
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And people hate on iOS 7? At least Ive was only in a 5 minute video. Unlike Google who had umpteen people on stage spewing designer geek crap.

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Wait...isn't that metro??

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Wait...isn't that metro??

 

With an even more offensive palette of colors than Apple was widely criticized for adopting.

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post #54 of 109
Copycats. "The features in iOS have existed in android for years." And yet, you're just adding quick reply, do not disturb, Android Auto, etc. Yeah rights
post #55 of 109

Lemon, Loliipop, Licorice, Loser, Lard.  Nope, sorry folks, none of these are the secret name behind Android L.

 

Funny thing, the answer should be obvious.

 

 

It's... 

 

Low-end

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Lutefisk.

 

So, a disgusting product that leaves a bad taste in your mouth...

 

I'll wait for Lefsa. Or maybe Rommegrot.

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post #57 of 109
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This means your roommates can unlock your Android phone, computer or tablet when you sleep close by with a G-watch. Good one, Google.

 

If you're serious and not just taking an easy shot, you need to move, dude.

 

I actually thought that to be a really handy feature. For those encumbered with nefarious cohabitants I'm sure it can be turned off.

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post #58 of 109

I kinda like it. It's going the exact OPPOSITE direction of iOS aesthetically -- adding depth instead of removing it. I think the "flat design" approach is a bad idea. An extra dimension (depth) provides another means of delineating elements and reduces perceived clutter.

 

Honestly, if Android could provide the security Apple offers I might be tempted. But it doesn't so I'm not.

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post #59 of 109
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I kinda like it. It's going the exact OPPOSITE direction of iOS aesthetically -- adding depth instead of removing it. I think the "flat design" approach is a bad idea. An extra dimension (depth) provides another means of delineating elements and reduces perceived clutter.

Honestly, if Android could provide the security Apple offers I might be tempted. But it doesn't so I'm not.
Ooh it has shadows! Android FTW!
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Did you notice that when Google announced Docs will have full native compatibility with Microsoft Office they did so without once mentioning Microsoft by name> I don't think any competitive platform was mentioned in the entire Google I/O presentation for that matter were they? I like that they concentrated on discussing improvements and products from their own stable without resorting to any bashing of anyone else. Plenty of that already going around without the principals stooping to it.
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With an even more offensive palette of colors than Apple was widely criticized for adopting.

 

That's a web page.  Not the OS.  iOS7 looked like a paint factory exploded on the phone.  In fact Android's Holo look is already very good.  The new design language at first glance seems to be better.  I need to spend a little more time learning about it.

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This means your roommates can unlock your Android phone, computer or tablet when you sleep close by with a G-watch. Good one, Google.

 

Are you serious?  You think your phone can be unlocked by an Android wear device belonging to somebody else? :rolleyes:

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Can someone please explain to me just what the **** these people are doing with Google Glass on their faces while watching the keynote, besides making some sort of douchebag statement? The thing can't even record a clip beyond a few seconds, so its not like theyre recording the keynote. I have no problem with devices like Google Glass when they have a real benefit to the user in that specific situation. But Glass evangelists are insistent on basically wearing them ALL THE TIME, for no fucking reason whatsoever. 

 

they are complete tools, basking in their front-row toolishness...

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Did you notice that when Google announced Docs will have full native compatibility with Microsoft Office they did so without once mentioning Microsoft by name> I don't think any competitive platform was mentioned in the entire Google I/O presentation for that matter were they? I like that they concentrated on discussing improvements and products from their own stable without resorting to any bashing of anyone else. Plenty of that already going around without the principals stooping to it.

Not by name, but there were a couple of jibes about 'other companies' when they brought up the timeline of major Android features and highlighted how Intents, multitasking and the like were added back in 2008.

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In one day we have Android L with several features that appear to be inspired by iOS, Android TV, Android in the Car and AndroidWatch.


And they say only Samsung is copying Apple's playbook

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post #66 of 109
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Originally Posted by Lorin Schultz View Post

I kinda like it. It's going the exact OPPOSITE direction of iOS aesthetically -- adding depth instead of removing it. I think the "flat design" approach is a bad idea. An extra dimension (depth) provides another means of delineating elements and reduces perceived clutter.

Honestly, if Android could provide the security Apple offers I might be tempted. But it doesn't so I'm not.

iOS 7 is flat in neither intent nor fact. Rather, Apple has used effects like transparency to give a sense of depth and layering to the UI. What Google is doing here is imitating Apple plain and simple.
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I think shadows make for better separation than blurs or transparency.
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Not by name, but there were a couple of jibes about 'other companies' when they brought up the timeline of major Android features and highlighted how Intents, multitasking and the like were added back in 2008.

 

Before iOS 4:  "LOL ur phone don't have multitaskin"
After iOS4: "Oh noe u stoled our ideea"                              

 

And thats it for this episode of *Crap android fanboys say* Tune in next time for "but our phones had big skreen b4 urz"


Edited by overklockd - 6/27/14 at 7:49am
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It reminds you iOS 7 because it is iOS 7
WTF…
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Hands down Google has lost its i ovation for days. This is Google iOS 7. Just mod the dam droids to run iOS. Google, well we're out of ideas for android so lets just make iOS 7 for android. I hope Apple sure the day lights out of Google and people relies all this forgery they've done.
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That's a web page.  Not the OS.  iOS7 looked like a paint factory exploded on the phone.  In fact Android's Holo look is already very good.  The new design language at first glance seems to be better.  I need to spend a little more time learning about it.
Sorry I don't see anything that fantastic with Android redesign. Even some of the comments on the Verge agreed. That's saying something since most of the commenters on the Verge are Google fanboys
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WTF…
I posted a screen shot of a Google iOS app.
post #73 of 109
Wait… he wants android to ink ate faster? Well when your at 0 then sure. Here's a good start stop copying Apple ideas.
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This means your roommates can unlock your Android phone, computer or tablet when you sleep close by with a G-watch. Good one, Google.

Android users make enough money where we don't need roomates.

 

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iOS 7 is flat in neither intent nor fact. Rather, Apple has used effects like transparency to give a sense of depth and layering to the UI. What Google is doing here is imitating Apple plain and simple.

Apple's transparency is to give depth on "shades" that are pulled up, i.e. notification center and quick controls.  Google's version is to give depth to objects on pages to highlight items or to make actionable items more noticeable.  There's quite a difference

post #75 of 109
I literally just face palmed. Some android users thought it would be called Lollipop, buys it called Android L. WHAT DO YOU THINK THE L STANDS FOR?
post #76 of 109
It's seems continuity was also high jacked.
post #77 of 109

tHAT IS AN APP ON Ios7

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Quick reply has been in Android for years

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Ooh it has shadows! Android FTW!

 

I think the extra dimension improves usability. It's actually fine with me if you don't but it would be easier for me to respect your opinion if you stated it without insulting mine.


Edited by Lorin Schultz - 6/26/14 at 4:52am

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post #80 of 109
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In one day we have Android L with several features that appear to be inspired by iOS, Android TV, Android in the Car and AndroidWatch.


And they say only Samsung is copying Apple's playbook

 

Right because iWatch was a serious competitive inspiration for Google's design here!

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